Skip to comments.Woodward reveals Iraq operations secret
Posted on 09/06/2008 9:35:36 AM PDT by freepersup
Journalist Bob Woodward discusses "secret operational capabilities" against militia and insurgent leaders in Iraq, and spying on Iraq's prime minister.
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If it’s secret, how does he know it? And more important why is he telling everyone?
Oh how I long for the good old days where this guy would be receiving mail at a little federally run motel in Kansas.
Great, leftist media continue to work overtime trying to harm US national security and military operations!! How many American lives will be endangered if/when this info endangers military relationships and operations in Iraq and elsewhere??!!???
Umm would this be the spying that the Iraqis said might cause them to terminate their friendship with us?
Is this Woodward’s fault?
Woodward is describing a non-secret, in an attempt to discredit the surge.
This book has bad timing
The surge has worked the war is over.
In this book he almost exclusively interviewed white house staff, including the President, VP and other top level cabinet officials. So this disclosure had to be made by one of them, and we know its not a typical government rat by the fact that none of the details were given to Woodward, just the programs existence
Someone should quiz Woodward in detail on his motives for publishing what he himself describes as a secret.
It’s the responsibility of those entrusted with classified information to not disclose it to unauthorized individuals. If someone leaked this info to Woodward, and it is classified, that person should be investigated and given the appropriate administrative or criminal penalty.
Scum-inmate sounds pretty good too.
I have never understood how people can get away with publishing secrets. Even more puzzling is why the American people don’t shun them at the very least.
Even if his interviews were heavily focused upon the WH that does not come close to proving the “source” for this was in the WH. A guy like Woodstein has tons of sources and any lib in DoD or CIA or a number of other agencies could be a source for this. Not saying it couldn’t be someone in the WH, just that we don’t know much at this point.
They should, but as an AMerican citizen, he has a responsibility not to also leak truly classified information. PErhaps not legally but ethically. Oops...I forgot, he clearly has no ethics, just an ego.
Woodward and the rest of his cronies should be tried for treason against the United States of America. You won't see these cowards going to Russia, Iran, N.Korea, Cuba, or Syria and exposing their National secrets. Woodward and cronies would simply disappear, hell they would not even attempt to that in Israel either.
They love to destroy this great Country from within. It is people like Woodward that have cost many of my fellow Brother in arms lives, and he had better hope and pray that some day I never run into that piece of raw $hit, I will stick my jump boot so far up his a$$ he will be tasting leather!
Yeah! The Sandy Burger treatment! Does anyone know what he really did steal?
When are they going to have McCain and Palin on??
No, they just go over there and consort with the enemy:
Who besides Woodward says that it is secret.
Woodward has the Jayson Blair style of creative writing while drunk, copyrighted.
I have no idea if it’s a secret. Perhaps the fact that he knows it means it’s not.
and if he has exposed state secrets can he be held accountable?? If the USAG doesn’t take him to court, can a citizen??
Come at this from another angle. Kennedy had Diem, a democratically-elected president of Vietnam, killed. Every subsequent president of Vietnam was viewed a an American puppet. Which would you rather have: a little spying or an assassination?
Finally, in the Real World friends will spy on friends.
The funny thing about this book is the quote attributed to McCain which further helps him separate himself from Bush. It would be ironic if Woodward’s book helps to elect McCain. ,i>”Everything is f-—ing spin,” McCain is quoted as saying of Bush in a new book by Bob Woodward, according to the Fox report which appeared on its website Thursday.</i> I disagree with McCain on many issues, but know he is a patriot (as is the President) while Obama is not.
I guess that’s where I was going. I dont’ know if these are secrets, but if so, whoever gave him the info should be liable, but so should he. If someone gives you stolen goods, and you know they are stolen, you are guilty by law, yes?
Demwit Traitor ping.
The upbeat comments about Pres. Bush by Woodward, surprised me...
Thankfully, Woodward didn't run his mouth too much and reveal the technology.
Leave it to the press... we'll know sooner rather than later.
Actually, since Woodward referred to the tank and airplane as similar advances, this would suggest some sort of weapon rather than surveillance device.
Say, a kilowatt-class solid-state laser on board a Predator drone? Coupled to advance thermal recognition systems, it could easily separate friend from foe, as well as virtually eliminate collateral damage.
Just a thought...
You might be right... (I hope you’re right), and thanks!
-an excerpt from an article found with a quick www search-
“A laser beam is silent and invisible. An ATL can deliver the heat of a blowtorch with a range of 20 kilometres, depending on conditions. That range is great enough that the aircraft carrying it might not be seen, especially at night.”
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